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tone61
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CamelAudio quit

Post by tone61 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:04 am

"Camel Audio's plug-ins, Alchemy Mobile IAPs and sound libraries are no longer available for purchase.
We will continue to provide downloads of your previous purchases and email support until July 7, 2015.
We recommend you download all of your purchases and back them up so that you can continue to use them"

antarktika
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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by antarktika » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:16 am

I wonder what happened, beyond the mindset of some people that:

"I can download software for free off the internet with no repercussions whatsoever"

It seemed like they had a pretty good thing going over there. Well, I hope Alchemy is built to last, because I use it all the time! Shame!

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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:43 pm

WEAK! :x :x

tone61
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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by tone61 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:08 pm

Since you can't buy Alchemy anymore I wonder what will be the next sample playing VST people will buy?

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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:11 pm

Possibly/hopefully they are in the process of selling their products to another company who will continue support and development. I know they aren’t the biggest developer but I would have expected a lot of other developers to go out of business before they did.

tone61
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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by tone61 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:23 pm

That would be good. I thought version 2.0 development was quite far already.

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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by sporkles » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:02 pm

Yeah, I don't like this. Alchemy is awesome, and I own a ton of their soundbanks. It's weird that they should just close up shop without an explanation. Maybe the government is cracking down on businesses registered in island tax havens? I seem to recall they were registered on some island or other... :!: :?:

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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by stoersignal » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:14 pm

i almost bought alchemy a few days ago.
and now i don`T know if i should find it good or not that i haven`t bought it.....
cause if i had there would be no support and no updates.
but anyway, now i can never have it
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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by bodhi71 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:25 pm

Come on Ableton, bring em' into the fold.

beats me
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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:32 pm

This makes me think about how Spectrasonics isn’t exactly a monument to frequent updates or a vast catalog of products they can survive off of, not to mention their paper “manual” is actually a huge list of what you can’t use their products for legally. Sooner or later everybody who is going to buy these company’s products already has them and new business comes to a crawl.

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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by Tarekith » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:41 pm

And yet spectrasonics can still have full page ads in every music magazine. Must be doing something right.

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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by ezelkow1 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:09 pm

If you look at the kvr and gearslutz threads, they posted the financial filings of camel as of dec2014, and they had 500k gbp in the bank. So its probably not a bankruptcy or anything of that sort. Most are speculating a buyout since there had been talks with apple at some point earlier

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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:40 pm

Surely their software must have value should they choose to sell the source code and perhaps pass on some developers as well. Camel was one of the more interesting music software companies. I have been looking at the Z3TA+ but I got so much tools already.
Make some music!

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Re: CamelAudio quit

Post by tw1nstates » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:12 pm

I look at those companies and I see NI looming over all of them.

I am basically done with buying any more 3rd party software. Komplete Ultimate 9 /10 is enough. Will buy 10 when the price reduces and I'll update live with the new iterations.

I have thought this several times recently when using the NI stuff. Hard for the smaller guys...
I slipped into a daze, whilst I was there I heard the most startling music, it was at once familiar and alien, reassuring and unsettling.
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